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Guidelines for Image-Based Species Identification

Scientists have created a set of unique guidelines for image-based species identification to improve biodiversity data collection. Led by Dr. Tammy Horton at the U.K. National Oceanography Centre (NOC), the new guide provides rules for the use of open nomenclature signs in image-based biodiversity studies. The guidelines have been developed as a way of indicating the level of certainty in

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UK Marine Planning Surveys

MMO Marine Plans UK

On October 15, 2020, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) launched the latest annual monitoring surveys for the South Marine Plans, as well as the baseline monitoring surveys for the North East, North West, South East and South West Draft Marine Plans, providing an opportunity for stakeholders to give feedback on Marine Plan application and effectiveness. The Monitoring Surveys are open

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Get It Made Offers Manufacturing Grant for Innovative Subsea Start-ups

CNC machining specialist and manufacturing partner Get It Made has announced a brand new initiative aimed at innovative start-ups in the subsea industry who could be eligible to receive a manufacturing grant of up to £2,500.  Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Get It Made, which works alongside top U.K. universities, established household names and early stage start-ups, is developing a program to support

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Open Call for Marine Renewable Energy Tech Testing

Billia Croo Wave Energy Test Site, Orkney

The fifth and final call for the EU-funded MaRINET2 project is now open.  The project offers free access to a world-leading network of testing and research infrastructures, including EMEC’s test sites. The call is open to offshore energy technology developers, including offshore wind, wave and tidal energy at full system, subsystem, component or sensor level. Following a simple application process,

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New Estimate: 10 Times More Plastic in Atlantic

plastic waste on coast

The mass of “invisible” microplastics found in the upper waters of the Atlantic Ocean is approximately 12 to 21 million tonnes, according to research published in the journal Nature Communications. Significantly, this figure is only for three of the most common types of plastic litter in a limited size range. Yet, it is comparable in magnitude to estimates of all plastic waste that

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